Social Conflict in Savage Worlds vs. Real Life

Social Conflict in Savage Worlds vs. Real Life

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, a traditional day for overeating, misremembering history, getting stuck at airports, and, of course, family arguments. Fortunately, Savage Worlds has a rule for social conflicts – how would this apply to a tense Thanksgiving dinner? Let’s say that Aunt Thelyria is a staunch supporter of Ugnar the Ruthless, while […]

Sentient Turkeys!

Sentient Turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving, residents of the USA! In honor of Thanksgiving, I give you the custom Savage Worlds race, the Sentient Turkey! Small: Turkeys only stand about 4′ tall (-1 Toughness)Ugly: Turkeys are really unattractive until cooked (-2 Charisma)Flight: Despite appearances, sentient turkeys can, in fact, fly (Pace 6, Climb 0)No Vital Organs: Sentient turkeys have […]

Free Art!

Free Art!

In a previous post, I wrote about where to source artists. However, where can you find great art that you can use for free? This image comes from Pixabay, a site for artists to upload art that anyone can use. Art on Pixabay is available under a Creative Commons 0 license. The terms of this license allow unlimited […]

Asynchronous Savage Worlds – Play-by-Post

Asynchronous Savage Worlds – Play-by-Post

For the last few months, I’ve been playing Rifts(R) for Savage Worlds on SavageRifts.com, a play-by-post site. This has been my first experience playing any RPG by post, and it’s been an interesting experience. The GM has made an effort to streamline the mechanics of play – everyone rolls Notice at the beginning of each scene, and the […]

Design Note – Superpowers and No Power Points

Design Note – Superpowers and No Power Points

For an upcoming setting, I’m looking at combining the core Savage Worlds super powers arcane background with the No Power Points setting rule. This has some pros and cons. One major advantage is the ability to maintain a power indefinitely – so a hero with the Speed power can keep running at his accelerated pace […]

Roll20 Gang – ETU Session Report

Roll20 Gang – ETU Session Report ETU Logo

This session began at the tail end of a riot in an art gallery, likely prompted by an enchanted painting that the group had destroyed in the previous session. While the immediate threat of the painting was resolved, Ryo wanted to check out the artist. A quick look at the card next to the painting’s […]